Sydney Morning Herald
The world-renowned Horizontal Falls at Talbot Bay in Western Australia's Kimberley region will be part of a new national park to protect its natural beauty and cultural significance.
WA Premier Colin Barnett says the state government will establish a 160sq/km national park and a 3000sq/km marine park in the region to provide the highest level of environmental protection.
Pew Environment Group's Kimberley Conservation Project director John Carey described the announcement as a "significant win" for the environment.
"Protecting the Kimberley coast and its marine and bird life provides a balance to the rapid spread of mining and other industrial development," he said.
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